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Listing of the Day: 4525 35th Street N.

Address: 4525 35th Street N.
Neighborhood: Country Club Hills
Listed: $1,499,900
Open: Sunday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m.

Renovated, expanded home in sought out neighborhood of Country Club Hills. Home had a massive renovation in 2002 to include addition with master suite overlooking private 16,000 sq. ft. lot.

Features: Eat in kitchen with wood burning fireplace, granite countertops and lots of natural light. Formal living and dining room blend seamlessly with great room with vaulted ceilings. Basement features large rec. room with fireplace, mud-room, attached 2 car garage and ample storage space. Plat available.

Listed by:
Billy Buck
Billy Buck & Company
(703) 524-9000
[email protected]
https://www.billybuck.com/

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Celebrate the Holidays with The View at Liberty Center

‘Tis the season of giving and The View is spreading the joy.

You’re invited to our first Holiday Pop-up Shop this Saturday, December 15 from 10-2 p.m.

Join us in the lobby and browse through festively curated pop-ups, like Mission Edit clothing boutique, Wine Time Crafts, Creations by Sasha and more featuring exclusive deals for the holidays. Enjoy holiday cookies, hot chocolate and a complimentary holiday wreath.

During the event, help The View team in donating to the Toys for Tots fundraiser, hosted by the United States Marine Corps.

We’re celebrating the community and the season of giving, so grab a friend and join in on the fun. Click here to learn more!

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Listing of the Day: 1805 Crystal Drive Unit 1002S

Address: 1805 Crystal Dr. Unit 1002S
Neighborhood: Crystal City
Listed: $639,000

Sunny western exposure and amazing view of Crystal Drive and the new Amazon HQ2 building across the street. Short walk to Metro, future VRE station, restaurants, shops, nightlife and pedestrian bridge to Reagan National Airport.

Fully remodeled in 2016 with an eye toward quality and style, this upscale 990 square foot condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 garage spaces and extra storage. The eat-in kitchen features B. Jorgser & Co. cabinets, LG stainless kitchen appliances, washer, dryer and Black Galaxy granite countertops.

The expanded bathroom has a large tub, vanity with Ivory Chiffon granite top, Kohler fixtures and Pegasus medicine cabinets. The new Carrier HVAC has a Air Knight UV purifier and there is new lighting throughout.

Desirable details included gleaming Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout, customized closets with Elfa shelving, motorized sun shades on windows and a screen door.

The home is freshly painted and in pristine, move-in condition. Crystal Park is a full service building with a swimming pool, gym, gathering room, library, sun filled lobbies and front desk. Easy commute to Washington, Old Town Alexandria and the Northern Virginia business centers.

Listed by:
Betsy Twigg
Associate Broker, Licensed in Virginia
McEnearney Associates
4720 Lee Highway
Arlington, Va 22207
703-967-4391

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Elite Dental Spotlight: Dental Assistants Erika & Mo

Finding a dental office you like going to, or enjoy going to, is a challenge. It may sound impossible — that is, unless you are an Elite Dental patient.

Dr. Dudley and Dr. Hartman often hear from new patients and understand that a dental office is more than its doctors. Each team member is integral to a one-of-a-kind experience, that’s why Elite Dental hand-selects each member based on dental knowledge, skills and personality.

In September, Elite Dental introduced readers to their hygiene team and now they want you to meet their experienced dental assistants, Erika and Mo.

Erika Hanson

Erika was born and raised in Brazil where she studied dentistry and practiced as a dentist for 15 years before moving to Northern Virginia. She has spent the last 11 years working as a dental assistant, 10 of them with Dr. Dudley!

Mahmoud ‘Mo’ Qawari

Mo has been a dental assistant for the last four years. He completed dental school in Syria, where he practiced as a dentist for three years. Joining Elite Dental six months ago, he has already proven to be invaluable to the patient experience.

Q&A:

Why did you decide to become a dental assistant?

Erika: I decided to be a dental assistant because it was an opportunity for me to use my skills as a foreign trained dentist, and to continue doing what I love: dentistry.

Mo: I have always enjoyed helping patients regain confidence in their smile while simultaneously improving their oral health. I enjoyed practicing as a dentist and wanted to continue working in the dental field in the United States.

What is the biggest challenge of dental assisting?

Erika: Meeting and then exceeding patients’ expectations are the most challenging parts of my day.

Mo: The most challenging part of my job is that some patients come to us with fear and it’s up to us to find the best way to reassure and comfort them. It is also what becomes most rewarding.

What is your best dental advice?

Mo: My best dental advice is brush and floss your teeth as long as you want to keep them!

Erika: Preventive care is the key to maintaining your dental health. Periodic dental visits, daily care and investing time and effort in the care of your teeth pays off over time.

Call 703-991-5169 or email [email protected] to schedule a new patient appointment — Mention ARLnow and receive a free tooth-whitening kit!

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Listing of the Day: 6404 19th Street N.

Address: 6404 19th Street N.
Neighborhood: Arlington-East Falls Church
Listed: 
$1,538,000
Open: 
Sunday, December 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Located across the street from the East Falls Church Metro station, this custom 9-home community by Classic Cottages has two homes left, both of which feature the popular Fairfax model. The Fairfax model home for the community is available for immediate delivery and for sale at $1,538,000.

Featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this spacious, modern home incorporates textural elements within every room.

The gourmet kitchen on the main level features an oversized, gray quartz kitchen island with room for 4-6 counter stools. Kitchen also features dual ovens, large stainless-steel sink, espresso cabinetry, grey quartz countertops, large windows, wood herringbone dropped ceiling, white subway backsplash and bronze and gold accent details. Combined, this modern kitchen encompasses cool and warm elements to achieve a neutral, sophisticated look.

Off the main kitchen is an expansive butler’s pantry with a separate butler’s pantry sink and walk-in pantry with plentiful shelving and a sliding barn door. A bright dining room meets the butler’s pantry and connects to the main foyer with large, natural-lit windows.

The family room offers a cozy, intimate feel with built-in shelving on either side of the wood surround gas fireplace which partitions the family room and the bonus room, allowing convenience and multi-purpose use.

On the second level, you’ll immediately find a welcoming loft space. There is one private en-suite across the from the loft space and two other bedrooms share a separate bath on the main hall.

Conveniently located on the second floor is a large laundry room with a stainless-steel sink and butcher block counter for folding. The spacious master suite features wainscoting details on all four walls set below the large bedroom windows. The master suite has walk-in his and her closets, dual vanities, make-up vanity, shower and freestanding tub.

On the lower level of this home you’ll find a fitness room, open entertainment area with wet bar and another bedroom with a private bath. This home features a mudroom on the main level that connects to the attached 2-car garage.

Furniture pictured is available for purchase with the home. Inquire for details.

Schools: Tuckahoe, Swanson, Yorktown.

Listed by:
Michelle Lynch
Classic Cottages LLC
1000 Pendleton Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-215-9161
[email protected]
www.rooseveltplace.live

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A New Internet Provider is Coming to Arlington

Starry Internet, the Boston-headquartered residential internet provider, is officially expanding their D.C. presence into Virginia.

Rosslyn and Clarendon residents will have access to Starry first, with Ballston, Pentagon City and Crystal City on deck as part of their DMV expansion plans.

Starry is all about fast internet and great service — they offer speeds of 200 mbps download/100 mbps upload and it’s a flat $50.00/month. No long-term contracts, no extra fees piled on, and no cable/phone bundles.

Their touchscreen smart router, the Starry Station, is provided to every subscriber at no additional cost. Plus, you can contact Support 24/7 directly from the Starry Station or the Starry App.

Get access ASAP by helping to bring Starry to your building! Head to the website to check availability at your address, then follow the prompts to connect your building manager or condo board to Starry.

Building installation costs nothing and is non-invasive; Starry simply connects to existing wiring and installs a small antenna on your roof (learn more about the technology powering their network).

Questions? Follow up in the comments or reach out to our support team anytime!

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WIT Launches Campaign of Citywide Free Improv Workshops

From now through January of 2019, Washington Improv Theater is offering a record number of free improv workshops to the public. Twelve “Improv for All” workshops are currently on the books (in seven out of eight wards in DC), with more being added every week.

What’s an Improv for All workshop?

  • It’s a high-fun, low-stress class designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater.
  • It’s for everyone: You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.
  • It’s a way to learn about yourself: Whether you’re a nonprofit employee, a corporate lawyer, a software engineer or a teacher, you’ve got something to gain from taking improv. Trying something new that makes you laugh is good for your brain and for your soul.

You can find workshops at places like Anacostia Arts Center (Ward 8), Deanwood Library (Ward 7), Petworth Neighborhood Library (Ward 4), Source Theater (Ward 1) and more! For a full list of locations and times, check out the calendar.

If you like it and can’t wait for more, you can sign up for an eight-week Foundations of Improv class starting in the new year!

Want to catch WIT on stage as well? Use the code TICKETSFORTWO to get two tickets to the winter improv spectacular Seasonal Disorder for just $25.

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Clarendon’s Alto Fumo: Authentic House-Made Italian Fare With Flair (and a Great Bar)

Not every neighborhood is lucky enough to have a chef-owned, non-chain, full-service Italian restaurant with a lively bar, but Clarendon does. And oh look: Free parking in the rear.

Alto Fumo Pizza and Pasta Bar in the heart of Clarendon is a locally owned business that takes pride in offering fresh and wholesome authentic Italian dishes, created from the finest regionally sourced ingredients and prepared by chefs with more than 30 years of experience.

The pasta is made in the kitchen, nothing is ever frozen, and the pizza… well, one look at the Yelp! reviews and you will be curious about what the raving is about.

There are daily specials on the menu, including Monday evening’s 12-inch, two-topping pizza with two salads and two glasses of wine for a whopping $25. Happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. includes $4 drinks as well as a list of substantial small plates for $5 — among them, fried oysters in remoulade sauce, the popular crispy calamari and the killer meatball sliders.

You can do the traditional “prima piatto” method of Italian multi-course dining — and you should! — but for a simpler after-work weeknight dinner, Alto Fumo has you and your wallet covered. The pasta portions are generous, the salads ample and the “Old School Subs” (with fries) will easily get you to your next meal.

And if for some rare reason the pizzas and pastas on the menu are not striking your fancy, you can “build your own” from the kitchen’s house-made pastas, crusts, sauces and toppings. It’s your chance to get creative with capellini, gnocchi, ziti, tri-color fettuccine, basil pesto cream, Bolognese, marinara and vodka sauce.

Clarendon is lucky to have a locally owned, authentic Italian restaurant owned and operated by chefs who take deserving pride in their efforts.

Did we mention the free parking in the rear?

Alto Fumo–the name means “high-rising smoke,” as if from a fired pizza oven–is at 2909 Wilson Boulevard; the phone number for carry-out and reservations is 703-276-3099; the email address is [email protected]. Delivery and kids’ menu are available.

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Houwzer Realtors Are Saving Home Sellers Thousands

It’s been said that the 7 most expensive words in business are “this is how we’ve always done it.” Yet, remarkably, there are still a handful of billion-dollar industries plagued by an unwillingness to change.

For decades, residential real estate brokerages have enjoyed enormous profits while providing a poor customer experience, simply because consumers lacked options.

Not anymore.

Houwzer, a modern real estate agency, is offering consumers a better alternative by saving home sellers an average of $15,000 and providing home buyers a pressure-free experience with their top rated, salaried Realtors.

Here’s how they do it.

They slash the cost of selling a home in half.

In a typical real estate transaction, the seller pays a steep 6% of their home’s selling price in commissions — 3% to their listing agent and 3% to the buyer’s agent.

When you sell with Houwzer, you only pay their full service listing agents a flat $2,500 fee plus 3% to the buyer’s agent at closing. That’s a savings of $15,500 on a $600,000 home.

Many sellers are so happy with Houwzer’s service they decide to buy their next home with Houwzer and refer their friends. This is where Houwzer makes the bulk of their money.

They train salaried Realtors to improve the customer experience.

Unlike traditional commission-based agents, Houwzer Realtors are full-time, salaried employees. This enables them to prioritize customer service over commissions.

Sean, a Houwzer client, said this was invaluable to buyers. “Houwzer is THE superior real estate company, because they are the only guys with salaried agents who go through extensive training. They are in it to get you the house you want, not to make commissions.”

After serving over 1,000 clients, their average review is 4.9 out of 5 stars.

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Kinder, Gentler Shopping Under the Awnings at Lee Heights

It’s a challenge to find courtesy and civility these days. Why navigate congested lots for contested parking spots and crowded stores with harried service at the mall?

Lee Heights Shops in North Arlington, where Old Dominion Drive and Lee Highway meet, features independent shops, restaurants and cafes that specialize in individual attention and personal service – with staff that truly know their merchandise and customers – and want to help you find just the right thing.

Plus, here’s always plenty of free parking in front and rear.

In fact, the readers of Arlington Magazine just made it a top vote getter for best shopping area in their Best Of edition.

Just opened: Everyone gets great cuts and brilliant color by Jon David Salon’s highly trained hair stylists. The look is sophisticated – yet the vibe is friendly.

Bring your four-footed friends to Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming. While your pup’s getting beautiful, you can shop for dog products and healthy, delicious treats.

Entertaining at home? Get expert guidance then stock up on wine, premium beer and artisanal cheese at Arrowine. Pick up a Peruvian-style chicken at the perfectly named Crisp and Juicy. And treat your guests to a sweet finish with treats baked in-house at Pastries by Randolph.

Make sure you stop by in late December to get to know The Old Dominion Pizza Company. These pros promise to deliver the iconic neighborhood pizza place with awesome pies.

And, for your gift-giving, the merchants at Lee Heights can help you pick out the perfect sparkly bauble at Facets Jewelers, unique stylish lady’s and children’s clothing and accessories at Lemoncello, or find the ‘this season’s ‘must-have-it-toy’ at Barston’s Childs Play.

Join us at Lee Heights Shops — the Mall Alternative.

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TechSpace Ballston: An Open Invitation

Ballston’s work, live and play neighborhood has been getting a lot of attention lately. With Ballston Quarter opening soon and a ton of new restaurants, retail, multifamily and office space, it has truly unleashed a new identity for the neighborhood and has taken Arlington by storm.

In the world of coworking, we like to think TechSpace has been contributing to this excitement. If you have not seen us yet, we’d like to invite you to come visit us at TechSpace Ballston where we can take your small business to the next level.

A few ways TechSpace is redefining the coworking experience:

Concierge Staff

From the moment you walk in our space, you are warmly greeted by Julie Manning, the Site Manager, and Gabby, our Member Services Coordinator.

For companies, especially those in the early stages of their operations, we find it essential to be their biggest support system. The burden of having to hire a full-time office manager, IT support and administrators can be daunting. We take that burden away and have everything taken care of for you.

Our Community

Our campus has a great community feel.

Every day, you will not only be warmly welcomed by the TechSpace staff, they host a multitude of fun and educational networking events each month for members to meet and mingle (don’t be surprised if you find Julie or Gabby making the members waffles for breakfast some mornings)!

Flexible Space:

In addition to providing turnkey, flexible office spaces, we provide flexible terms and cool environment without sacrificing productivity. Our sleek and spacious suites and on-demand conference rooms allow growing companies to maintain productive work environments that most coworking spaces cannot provide.

Zack Armstrong of Quantum Partners and a TechSpace member states, “TechSpace has provided incredible customer service to Quantum since day one. Any request or issue that has been brought to the staff’s attention has been addressed immediately, which has not always been the case at other coworking spaces that we have been a part of in the past. Also, our teams’ productivity has increased significantly since moving to TechSpace.”

Our Tech

Your business needs a scalable, secure and fast platform that provides flexibility for all its users.

With TechSpace, that’s exactly what you’ll get: our technology is engineered specifically for your business. Each member receives access to dedicated, reliable, and fast connectivity featuring the latest in routing and switching, wireless, and security technologies.

Not only will you save time and money, but you’ll also gain peace of mind when your company connects to your own dedicated, private, and highly secure VLAN and enterprise Wi-Fi network.

So come see us when you’re thinking about taking your company to that next level. All the hard work is taken care of without the startup costs associated to setting up your own office – furniture, internet, staff, IT network, phone lines, and more. We’ve got it handled, so come check us out!

We look forward to meeting you! Contact Julie Manning, view her tour availability or call her direct at (703)-650-7702.

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Don’t Buy a Home Until You Know These 6 Things

Before beginning to search for a home, you need to know what to expect financially. Consult with a reputable lender to discuss:

  • What price range you should search within
  • How much money you’ll need to put down
  • How to shore up your personal finances for the best loan possible

Once you have your affordable price range, make a list of qualities you’d like your home to have.

  • Where would you like it to be located?
  • What type of home do you prefer — condo, townhouse, etc.?
  • What features would you like to see — hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, etc.?

The next step is to begin researching homes that have sold in your desired location at your affordable price range and compare that to your expectations.

To learn more about home buying and meet top real estate agents, attend The Keri Shull and Orange Line Living Team’s free First-Time Home Buying Seminar.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • The 8 stages of purchasing a home, and what to expect at each stage
  • How to qualify for the house you want
  • How to get out of your lease — you’re not stuck there!
  • The “4 C’s” affecting home price
  • How to negotiate a lower price for the home you want
  • How to avoid double-paying rent and a mortgage

Every attendee of our First-Time Homebuyers Class gets $1500 toward their new home.

When: Thursday, November 29, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: 1600 Wilson Blvd #101
Parking: Free parking, walkable to and from metro
Cost: Free

We do have limited space, so register now at: https://kst.house/2FzNSnD

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Listing of the Day: 3804 14th Street N.

Address: 3804 14th Street N.
Neighborhood: Ballston-Virginia Square
Listed: $998,000
Open: Sunday, November 25 from 1-4 p.m.

This charming, single-family home places you in the heart of Arlington. Enjoy neighboring trails, shopping, restaurants, parks, library and great schools all less than a mile walk to the Clarendon or Ballston Metro. A great investment that offers metropolitan living in a welcoming neighborhood.

A solid, well-maintained brick home with expansive first floor layout is perfect for entertaining. The classic country kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space. Vintage French doors in the formal dining room connect an enormous living room and family room with stone trimmed gas fireplace.

Step out onto a bluestone patio and fenced-in flat back yard with raised organic garden beds. The second floor’s uncommonly large four bedrooms are a must see. The master bedroom with ensuite includes the option to double in size to a master suite with a balcony, dressing room and office, nursery or gym.

Attached garage with automatic garage door, plus off-street parking for two cars in driveway and room for more.

The updated efficient ENERGY STAR HVAC, double pane windows and added insulation assure comfort year-round.

Ready to move in with updated bathrooms, new carpets, fresh paint, hard-wired CAT5e and ready-to-go security system.

Listed by:
Miriam Gennari
Ikon Realty
Office: 703-658-3999
Cell: 703-309-1600
[email protected]

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‘Miracle on 23rd Street’ — Melwood is Keeping the Tradition Alive and Better Than Ever

The time-honored Arlington holiday tradition, Miracle on 23rd Street, continues this year with its festive community tree lighting, arrival of Santa Claus and seasonal celebration to benefit those in need to kick off the holiday season.

Melwood, the leading nonprofit employer of people of differing abilities and wounded veterans in the Greater Washington D.C. metro area, is hosting this year’s event after recently acquiring Linden Resources, an Arlington organization of a similar mission, which previously hosted the event for more than 50 years.

“Melwood is proud to keep the tradition alive as we set up our new campus in Crystal City and make friends with our new neighbors,” said Cari DeSantis, president and CEO of Melwood. “We are excited about becoming part of this vibrant community, and we hope to make this longstanding traditional event better than ever.”

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, at 750 23rd Street South in Crystal City. Admission is free and you can register at this site.

The celebration begins with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and the much-anticipated arrival of Santa, escorted by representatives of Arlington’s Police and Fire Departments. Photo opportunities with Saint Nick, face painting and free cookies are included in the festivities. New this year is a “virtual reality sleigh ride,” compliments of electronics pioneer, Samsung.

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people of differing abilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers — nearly 1,000 of whom are of differing abilities.

For 55 years, Melwood has offered job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Its merger with Linden Resources last year, allowed for an expansion of job opportunities, partnerships and services in a larger geographical area.

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Listing of the Day: 4075 35th St. N.

Address: 4075 35th St. N.
Neighborhood: Gulf Branch
Listed: $1,149,999
Open: Sunday, November 18 from 2-4 p.m.

Adjacent to Country Club Hills, this stunning renovated colonial boasts one of a kind design and thoughtful detail throughout.

Situated on a flat quarter-acre lot with a serene, wooded backdrop, the home is surrounded by some of Arlington’s best parkland. The private backyard looks directly upon the lush woods of Gulf Branch and is accessible to Broyhill Forest Park.

The home features 3 beds and 2 baths up including an expanded owner’s suite. Main level includes an expanded eat-in kitchen, family room addition and half bath. Lower level is finished and includes a bonus room for a true home office or bonus bedroom.

Picture yourself in this serene setting. Welcome home.

Listed by:
Holly Tennant Billy
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
703-928-3764
[email protected]
www.4075ThirtyFifthStreetNorth.com

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